"Franki, short for Francesca, was born in Los Angeles and diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 15. She first noticed the inflammation in her elbows at volleyball practice. One doctor visit after another and she was diagnosed. Soon after, Franki had to give up volleyball and much of her life to try and get the disease under control. It was a long, tiring battle but she found the right medication and finally has her RA under control. She is now in her twenties and living it up in New York. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2018 with a Bachelors in Psychology, she started a career as a Business Development Manager for a great tech company in Manhattan.
Franki is a virgo, a board game enthusiast, and loves coffee with her creamer. She believes in eating a plant-based diet to relieve her pain and inflammation. In her spare time, she loves to explore the city, spend time with her friends, read, swim, and listen to music."
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